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General Motors and Honda team up to produce electric vehicles

Automotive giants General Motors and Honda have announced a joint venture to produce two electric vehicles (EVs) due for a North American showroom debut in 2024. The partnership will see the brands share GM’s global EV architecture for both vehicles, with production to take place at GM’s North American facilities...

2020 Honda Jazz and HR-V get Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

Honda is rolling out updated versions of the Jazz and HR-V staples with new infotainment systems. Both models now get a 7.0-inch touchscreen running Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone linking, plus Siri Eyes Free and Google Voice Search voice-recognition...

Honda to adopt fixed prices, will scale back the number of showrooms in 2021

Japanese car maker Honda will not leave Australia but it will introduce a fixed price “one price everywhere” sales model, reduce the choice of cars it sells, and scale back the number of showrooms. However, Honda Australia says reports that the dealer network will be slashed from 105 showrooms to about a dozen nationally are "not accurate" and the number of sites "is not expected to materially change, but the number of owners will be reduced"...

Honda Australia has 400 'expressions of interest' for 2021 Civic Type R Limited Edition, may only get 20 cars

Honda Australia has confirmed it has received more than 400 "expressions of interest" for the 2021 Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition, following Honda UK's announcement that its allocation of just 20 examples of the track-focused hot-hatch have been snapped up. Unlike the UK, Honda Australia's allocation of the Limited Edition is still unconfirmed as the model is not yet formally on sale here...

New automatic cars priced under $20,000 in Australia

There's an old saying that you should spend three months' salary on an engagement ring. According to consumer advice site finder.com.au, a similar rule applies when buying new cars. Ideally, it suggests, you shouldn't spend more than 15 per cent of your annual income on the purchase price of a car...

Every car leaving the Australian market in 2020

Although we're only a few months into the year, 2020 has already seen the exit of Holden, the cancellation of the Geneva Motor Show and Australian Grand Prix due to coronavirus, and the steady decline of new car sales. In a challenging climate, it's perhaps unsurprising that carmakers are reducing their ranges, discontinuing under-performers and replacing older models with hybrids, electric cars or new creations altogether...

Honda kills its only electric model sold in the US

Honda has withdrawn its sole electric vehicle (EV) offering – the Clarity, which is also sold as a plug-in hybrid and hydrogen-powered vehicle – from the United States market after only three years of sale in the region. The Clarity name will continue but with a plug-in electric variant and hydrogen-powered variant – the latter only available in California...

Update: Honda rules out leaving Australia, but may reduce its dealer network or appoint an independent distributor

Japanese car giant Honda is on the brink of making a decision about its future in Australia, secret documents obtained by CarAdvice reveal. Dealers have been told Honda is considering three options: to pull out of Australia and close its national network of 106 dealers, reduce the number of showrooms, or sell cars via an independent distributor...

Report names the 10 'most valuable' car brands for 2020

Mercedes-Benz is the world's most valuable automotive brand, according to an annual report estimating the worth of the car industry's biggest names. The Automotive Industry report, published by independent consultancy firm Brand Finance, found Mercedes-Benz's value had increased 8 per cent to US$65 billion (AU$98...

CarAdvice podcast: 85,000kms in a Wrangler around Africa, and the latest on Holden

This week, you are joined by Mandy Turner, Mike Costello, and Kez Casey. In car news, Nissan Patrol Warrior is looking good for Australia, Volkswagen is seeking ‘aggressive’ climate activist to bypass internal bureaucracy, 2020 Ford Escape pricing and specs, and a study reveals ride-share services like Uber produce more carbon emissions than private cars...

Honda Civic Type R Sport Line: Subtler super hatch not for Australia

Honda has revealed a more subtle version of its Civic Type R hot hatch, but it won't be heading for Australia. Although it maintains powertrain for which the Type R has been lauded, the Sportline is aimed at a slightly different market to the standard car or the Limited Edition released yesterday...